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A Weekend With Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm GFX 50S

I rented the Fujifilm GFX 50S for a job (office interiors and corporate headshots). But I still had some spare time to use it before sending it back to Fuji.
So of course I made a video!

I used medium format cameras in the past. When in Florence, I worked with medium format to photograph paintings, sculptures and all masterpieces of the great museums we have in my hometown! So this format is not entirely new to me.
And yet I was astonished by the quality of the images produced by the Fujifilm GFX 50S. The colour rendition but most of all the details. And it’s not even the top of the line. There is a GFX 100 model as well (the numbers indicate the megapixels, in case you didn’t know already).

BUT, and it’s a big but, the camera is very slow.

I tried to use it for some street photography, as it was an easy option in the limited spare time I had with the camera. But even in Continuous Mode (burst), the Fujifilm GFX 50S takes a photo every 1-2 seconds. Which is plenty enough to miss a shot.

So it’s best used slowly. Say: landscape, cityscape, studio… Anywhere you can use a tripod and take your time to shoot, or at least don’t need to react to fast paced action. But this was expected: the Fujifilm GFX50S was not made for street photography. Still, knowing its limitations you can work around them and achieve good results.
But you’ll be the judge of that: just watch the video and see my results.

The Videos

In part 1 of this Fujifilm GFX 50S weekend, I’m out in the street as usual, filming some POV footage while I shoot and vlogging.
I started around the Barbican estate in London, the same place where we depart during my AirBnB Experiences. Then moved towards more central areas. I only had a few hours (I rented this camera for a client job, remember?) but was still able to squeeze some good shooting time.

And for once, the weather produced great sunsets for a couple days. The perfect scenarios for the Fujifilm GFX 50S. You’ll see them in the video… The sky was just gorgeous.

Watch this video on YouTube.

Here is the link, in case the embed doesn’t work:

Part 2 of this Fujifilm GFX 50S is my overall review of the camera. I published this video separately because I felt that the action in the first one and me talking in the second were too disjointed.
I added a few more photos here. Particularly to highlight some features of the Fujifilm GFX 50S that I talk about in the review.

Watch this video on YouTube.

And here’s the link again:

In the end, a camera that produces phenomenal results. You just need to work around its limitations or use it for what it’s meant to be used 😉

Again, thank you very much and I’ll see you next time!

Fujifilm GFX 50S in the streets of London

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